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Hi,

Files can be stored on the drive in multiple ways... here are some examples that will cause differing 'Size on Disk'.

FileA.txt stored on Drive A:
If you store a 1KB file (such as small source code file) on a NTFS partition with 4KB (default) sector size... then the 1KB file has a 4KB 'Size on Disk'. The sector unfortunately has 3KB of wasted space.

FileB.txt stored on Drive B:
If you copy that 1kb file and paste it onto an external drive... and that drive saves the file directly into the $MFT then that 1KB file takes 1KB of space.

Right clicking in Explorer on the file in FileA.txt will have '4KB Size on Disk' and right clicking on FileB.txt it will have '1KB Size on Disk'.

Multiply that 3KB difference by a few thousand small source code files and your folders can have large differences in the size reported on disk.

Best Wishes,
-David Delaune
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